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Graduate and Professional Admissions

MSN Program

The NSU College of Nursing participates in the centralized applications service called NursingCAS. NursingCAS is used for document verification, but does not take part in the student selection. 

  1. Bachelor of Science Degree
    • For those with a major in Nursing (BSN) a B.S.N. GPA of 3.0 is required
    • For those with a BS in a field other than nursing an overall GPA of 3.0 is required and satisfactory completion of NSG 4900, Transition to Advance Nursing Practice, prior to beginning the MSN program. NSG 4900 course is only offered in fall term.
  2. A Bachelor of Science (B.S.) or a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree from a regionally accredited college or university, and the nursing degree must be accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) (formerly National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, (NLNAC) or by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) accreditation.
  3. Current active professional nursing (R.N.) licensure. Licensure must remain current in the jurisdiction of the practicum throughout the program.
  4. Application with two evaluation (reference) forms  and application fee. 
  5. Completion of a college-level statistics course (from a mathematics department) with a C or better.

Application Procedures Fall 2016 and Winter 2017 Entering Classes

The NSU College of Nursing participates in the centralized applications service called NursingCAS. NursingCAS is used for document verification, but does not take part in the student selection. You can obtain the NursingCAS application

  1. Online at www.nursingcas.org
  2. By calling NursingCas at (617) 612-2880

The deadline to complete and submit the NursingCAS and the NSU applications for Fall admission will be August 1st and for Winter admission the deadline is December 1st. The Office of Admissions works on a rolling basis. Applications are accepted year-round. 

2. Sending supporting documents to NursingCAS.

All official college transcripts from undergraduate, graduate, and professional institutions attended must be sent to NursingCAS directly from the institutions attended.

Send all transcripts to:

NursingCAS
P.O. Box 9201 
Watertown, Massachusetts, 02471

Coursework taken at foreign institutions must be evaluated for U.S. institutional equivalence by an approved National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) organization such as one of the services listed below.

World Education Services
Bowling Green Station
P.O. Box 5087
New York, New York 10274-5087
www.wes.org


Josef Silny and Associates
2nd Avenue
(305) 273-1616
(305) 273-1338 fax
www.silny.com

Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc.
P.O. Box 514070
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53203-3470
(414) 289-3400
www.ece.org

It is the applicant's responsibility to have this coursework evaluated. An official course-by-course evaluation with a cumulative grade point average must be sent directly from the evaluation service.

  • Two evaluations/references must be completed by individuals other than relatives (suggested sources are professors, academic advisers, clinical or nonclinical supervisors or community associates) and sent directly to NursingCAS.

3. Once the NursingCAS application is completed, an applicant needs to complete a NSU application, which is available online. 

4. If, at any time, you wish to withdraw your application from consideration, please do so in writing. Direct this correspondence to:

Nova Southeastern University
College of Health Care Sciences
College of Nursing Office of Admissions
3200 South University Drive
Fort Lauderdale-Davie, Florida 33328-2018

Nurse Practitioner M.S.N.-APRN

Application Procedures Fall 2016 and Winter 2017 Entering Classes

The NSU College of Nursing participates in the centralized applications service called NursingCAS. NursingCAS is used for document verification, but does not take part in the student selection. 

  1. Bachelor of Science Degree
    • For those with a major in Nursing (BSN) an overall GPA of 3.0 is required
    • For those with a BS in a field other than nursing an overall GPA of 3.0 is required and satisfactory completion of NSG 4900, Transition to Advance Nursing Practice, prior to beginning the MSN program. NSG 4900 course is only offered in fall term.
  2. A Bachelor of Science (B.S.) or a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree from a regionally accredited college or university, and the nursing degree must be accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) (formerly National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, (NLNAC) or by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) accreditation
  3. A current, unencumbered, active state of Florida nursing license (The license must remain active, without discipline, throughout the program.
  4. Application with two evaluation (reference) forms and application fee. 
  5. Completion of a college-level statistics course (from a mathematics department) with a C or better.

Application Procedures Fall 2016 and Winter 2017 Entering Classes

The NSU College of Nursing participates in the centralized applications service called NursingCAS. NursingCAS is used for document verification, but does not take part in the student selection. You can obtain the NursingCAS application

  1. Online at www.nursingcas.org
  2. By calling NursingCas at (617) 612-2880

The deadline to complete and submit the NursingCAS and the NSU applications for Fall admission will be July 15th and for Winter admission the deadline is December 1st. The Office of Admissions works on a rolling basis. Applications are accepted year-round. 

2. Sending supporting documents to NursingCAS.

All official college transcripts from undergraduate, graduate, and professional institutions attended must be sent to NursingCAS directly from the institutions attended.

Send all transcripts to:

NursingCAS
P.O. Box 9201 
Watertown, Massachusetts, 02471

Coursework taken at foreign institutions must be evaluated for U.S. institutional equivalence by an approved National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) organization such as one of the services listed below.

World Education Services
Bowling Green Station
P.O. Box 5087
New York, New York 10274-5087
www.wes.org


Josef Silny and Associates
2nd Avenue
(305) 273-1616
(305) 273-1338 fax
www.silny.com

Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc.
P.O. Box 514070
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53203-3470
(414) 289-3400
www.ece.org

It is the applicant's responsibility to have this coursework evaluated. An official course-by-course evaluation with a cumulative grade point average must be sent directly from the evaluation service.

  • Two evaluations/references must be completed by individuals other than relatives (suggested sources are professors, academic advisers, clinical or nonclinical supervisors or community associates) and sent directly to NursingCAS.
  • Submit a resume and or a curriculum viate directly to NursingCAS.
  • Submit your unencumbered, active state of Florida nursing license

3. Once the NursingCAS application is completed, an applicant needs to complete a NSU application, which is available online. 

4. If, at any time, you wish to withdraw your application from consideration, please do so in writing. Direct this correspondence to:

Nova Southeastern University
College of Health Care Sciences
College of Nursing Office of Admissions
3200 South University Drive
Fort Lauderdale-Davie, Florida 33328-2018

Ph.D. in Nursing, focusing on Nursing Education

The NSU College of Nursing participates in the centralized applications service called NursingCAS. NursingCAS is used for document verification, but does not take part in the student selection. 

  • current, active United States R.N. license
  • completion of an M.S. program with a major in nursing or an M.S.N. degree accredited by a nursing and regional accredited body
  • overall GPA of 3.5 in the candidate's master's or post-master's degree program in nursing
  • an application, a curriculum vita, a writing sample that should include an unpublished or published paper, two evaluation (reference) forms, and an application fee

Application Procedures Fall 2016 and Winter 2017 Entering Classes

The NSU College of Nursing participates in the centralized applications service called NursingCAS. NursingCAS is used for document verification, but does not take part in the student selection. You can obtain the NursingCAS application

The deadline to complete and submit the NursingCAS and the NSU applications for Fall admission will be March 1st. The Office of Admissions works on a rolling basis. Applications are accepted year-round. 

  1.  Sending supporting documents to NursingCAS.
  • A Current, active professional nursing (R.N.) licensure, in the jurisdiction of the dissertation (Licensure must remain current throughout the program).
  • All official college transcripts from undergraduate, graduate, and professional institutions attended must be sent to NursingCAS directly from the institutions attended.

Send all transcripts to:

NursingCAS
P.O. Box 9201 
Watertown, Massachusetts, 02471

Coursework taken at foreign institutions must be evaluated for U.S. institutional equivalence by an approved National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) organization such as one of the services listed below.

World Education Services
Bowling Green Station
P.O. Box 5087
New York, New York 10274-5087
www.wes.org

Josef Silny and Associates
2nd Avenue
(305) 273-1616
(305) 273-1338 fax
www.silny.com

Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc.
P.O. Box 514070
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53203-3470
(414) 289-3400
www.ece.org

3. It is the applicant's responsibility to have this coursework evaluated. An official course-by- course evaluation with a cumulative grade point average must be sent directly from the evaluation service.

  • Send a curriculum vita and two evaluation forms directly to NursingCAS.
  • Submit a professional writing sample (use APA 6th edition formatting, including headings for each section) directly to NursingCAS.

4.  PhD candidates must submit all applications and transcripts by March 1 for priority consideration for the August entering class. 

Doctorate of Nursing Practice

Prospective DNP students are selected for admission based on the candidate's application content, academic record, curriculum of completed required courses, professional nursing licensure, and evaluation forms. Individual student transcripts and writing samples are evaluated by the DNP program director.

Applicants to the Doctor of Nursing Practice program must hold a Master of Science in Nursing or a closely related field.

Nova Southeastern University offers a PhD in nursing education and an EdD with a specialization in nursing education for MSN prepared nurses seeking doctoral education focusing on nursing education.

Transfer Credits

No more than 6 graduate credits may be transferred into the DNP program from other Ph.D. in nursing or DNP programs. Courses will be evaluated by the program director and the associate dean on an individual basis for credit toward the DNP. Their decision will be final. To be considered for credit, a course must have been taken at an accredited graduate program and be the equivalent of a course offered in the DNP program. The student must have earned a grade of B or higher in the course. Students must submit the syllabus of any course for which they are seeking credit directly to the program director. Additional documentation may be required by the program director before credit may be granted. Only courses completed prior to the matriculation in the DNP program will be considered for transfer credit.

Admission to the DNP program

  1. Master of Science in Nursing or a closely related field from a regionally accredited or internationally accredited school.
  2. Minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale from master's degree.
  3. Current US registered nurse licensure with no restriction.
  4. Two evaluation (reference) forms from individuals (other than relatives) such as academic advisor, professors, clinical or non-clinical supervisors or community associates.
  5. A writing sample.
  6. Official documentation of all supervised post baccalaureate practice hours from a regionally accredited or internationally accredited school.

See application procedures for full instructions.

Application Procedures Fall 2016 and Winter 2017 Entering Classes

The NSU College of Nursing participates in the centralized applications service called NursingCAS. NursingCAS is used for document verification, but does not take part in the student selection. You can obtain the NursingCAS application

  1. Online at www.nursingcas.org
  2. By calling NursingCas at (617) 612-2880

The deadline to complete and submit the NursingCAS and the NSU applications for Fall admission will be August 1st and for Winter admission the deadline is December 1st. The Office of Admissions works on a rolling basis. Applications are accepted year-round. 

  1. Sending supporting documents to NursingCAS.

    All official college transcripts from undergraduate, graduate, and professional institutions attended must be sent to NursingCAS directly from the institutions attended.

    Send all transcripts to:

    NursingCAS
    P.O. Box 9201
    Watertown, Massachusetts, 02471

    Coursework taken at foreign institutions must be evaluated for U.S. institutional equivalence by an approved National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) organization such as one of the services listed below.

    World Education Services
    Bowling Green Station
    P.O. Box 5087
    New York, New York 10274-5087
    www.wes.org

    Josef Silny and Associates
    2nd Avenue
    (305) 273-1616
    (305) 273-1338 fax
    www.silny.com

    Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc.
    P.O. Box 514070
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53203-3470
    (414) 289-3400
    www.ece.org

    It is the applicant's responsibility to have this coursework evaluated. An official course-by- course evaluation with a cumulative grade point average must be sent directly from the evaluation service.

    • Two evaluations/references must be completed by individuals other than relatives (suggested sources are professors, academic advisers, clinical or nonclinical supervisors or community associates) and sent directly to NursingCAS.
    • Submit a writing sample (use APA 6th edition formatting, including headings for each section) directly to NursingCAS. Include the following information in your statement:

      Doctor of Nursing Practice

      • Discuss the differences and similarities between the D.N.P. another doctoral degrees available to nurses. What influenced you to select the D.N.P.? ( Refer to the AACN website)
      • Discuss the importance of evidence-based interventions as part of the D.N.P. curriculum.

      Goals

      • Discuss your personal and professional goals related to the D.N. P.
      • What is your area of clinical specialization? Discuss your academic and work experience related to this specialization.

      Personal Qualities

      • Discuss the personal attributes that qualify you as an exceptional candidate for our program.
      • Curriculum Vitae/Resume
  2. Once the NursingCAS application is completed, an applicant needs to complete a NSU Application, which is available online. The deadline to complete and submit the NSU supplemental application will be December 10 for winter admission and August 1 for fall admission. The Office of Admissions works on a rolling basis. Applications are accepted year-round.
  3. Submit official documentation of all supervised, post baccalaureate practice hours from a regionally accredited or internationally accredited school to

    Nova Southeastern University
    D.N.P. Director
    11501 North Military Trail
    Palm Beach Gardens, Florida 33410-6507

    Documentation must be from the program director of the previous post baccalaureate program and include the following information on university letterhead:

    • date
    • applicant's full name
    • university name and department
    • contact information for follow up, if necessary
    • program director's signature
    • date and title of degree earned
    • specialization earned and total number of preceptor-verified clinical experience hours
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